The top 5 things to do in Montreal this month
1. Laughing matter
Katherine Levac | Stand-up comedy | Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme - Place des Arts | January 18 at 5 p.m.
Québécoise comedian Katherine Levac has been touring the province with her hit one-woman show. She’ll be making a pit stop in Montreal this month, with a free gig at Place des Arts. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch one of Quebec’s funniest people take to the stage to offer some side-splitting insights – sans frais!
2. Musical bonanza
Journée Portes Ouvertes | Le Vivier | GESU - céntre de créativite | January 21 at 1 p.m.
Come and celebrate creativity with Le Vivier, a community-based initiative comprising 34 musical ensembles and organizations, all dedicated to the development of new musical creation. Each season, Le Vivier programs a selection of concerts to showcase their best works. Don’t miss their open house this month, an opportunity to stroll Le Vivier’s six performance spaces, listen to live performances, attend workshops, and meet musicians.
3. Vernissage ventures
OUTSIDE: Performing the Sovereign and the Foreign at Quebec’s Border | Exhibit ӏ Artexte | Opening reception January 17 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The latest exhibition at Artexte explores varying notions of the outside — as an escape, an impossible imaginary, the only option for a future. Contemplate the delimitation between inside and outside while you rub elbows with members of the city's creative community, and consume food for thought (namely wine and cheese) at the exhibition’s vernissage this month.
4. Louisiana lowdown
Masson Stomp | Live music | UpStairs Jazz Bar & Grill | January 12 at 11:30 p.m.
Take a break from the cold and journey to New Orleans with Masson Stomp, a traditional jazz and swing band with an affinity for the sounds that populated the Big Easy from the roaring 20s through the flying 40s.
5. Illuminated playground
Luminothérapie | Quartier des Spectacles | Place des Festivals | until January 28
For the eighth year in a row, illuminated seesaws will take over the Quartier des Spectacles, turning the Place des Festivals into a giant, magical playground. Each of the 30 interactive see-saws emit a variety of lights and sounds when in motion.
Light up the dark with Luminothérapie!
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